Sexual transmission is increasing in Iran’s growing HIV/AIDS epidemic. Lack of adequate sex education, social stigma and suppressed sexual autonomy are some of the elements featuring the country’s current health landscape.
Gender is a crucial determinant of health. Emergency situations have the potential to reinforce deep-established structural gender inequalities. In our latest article, Kate Vanderbraak reflects on previous epidemics as well as COVID-19-borne implications for women across the world.
COVID-19 has made clear that high income countries might not be the best equipped to face epidemics. Countries like Rwanda have shown how early action and comprehensive prevention strategies are key in minimising the number of deaths from COVID-19.
“Stay home, wash your hands, social distance” are the guidelines worldwide to prevent spreading of COVID-19. But how do these apply to asylum seekers living in overcrowded camps with scarce WASH facilities in Greece?
If a home has low operational and maintenance costs, time and resources otherwise spent on activities such as house rebuilding, dealing with preventable illnesses or collecting water will be unlocked, enabling families to lift themselves out of poverty long-term.
We failed to predict the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Now, the virus threatens to have unprecedented consequences on our lives and societies. If we listen carefully though, maybe we can learn a few lessons from these our broken economic system?
The Covid-19 virus is spreading everywhere and faster than we thought, forcing us to change our habits just as quickly – We need to stop, think, and start caring about everyone else, inside and outside our countries.
We are excited for the rest of the year, aiming to continue to broaden and deepen our understanding of global health- and how seemingly unrelated challenges and changes can affect it.
In Guinea-Bissau, MV-vaccinated children had a 70% lower mortality rate than did MV-unvaccinated children. The reality about vaccines is complex and nuanced, and simplifying it is devastating for science.
“An increasingly de-politicised global health narrative fails to challenge the root causes of inequalities and poses a major challenge to achieving health equity (11).”